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Recurrent Back Pain
I have recurrent back pain, specifically at the back of my right shoulder. What should I do to ease the pain?
Find a Physician: Pain around the shoulder blade is typically referred from the cervical spine. I recommend that you find a physician who specializes in non-surgical spine care. My recommendation is a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation. They should be able to perform a comprehensive examination, review your imaging studies and develop a working diagnosis and treatment plan to get rid of your pain. ...Read more
How does pcs cause back pain? I have been diagnosed with pelvic congestion syndrome but i don't understand how that can be the cause of my recurrent back pain that is similar to (but not exactly) sciatica and sacral iliitis. Can you explain what's going
See Specialist: Consider imaging studies for your spine if you believe your pain is sciatica or sacra-iliac in origin. Pelvic congestion syndrome can mimic sciatica occasionally but it is typically a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning everything else has been ruled out first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could be responsible for recurrent wait & back pain, & what can I do? Somebody suggests acupuncture!!!
Is there a test to determine if recurrent lower back pain is caused by medium size cyst in s2 (racepinephrine) shown in mri? No other abnormality except 1disc bulge.
Back pain: Medium size cyst in s2 (racepinephrine) vertebra should not cause low back pain. Disc bulge is common in many people and that should not give lower back pain. Back strain, improper posture or prolonged sitting in one place, big belly, lack of exercise and walking, usually cause lower back pain. Walking for 30 to 45 minutes , back muscle strengthing exercise and cold pack usually relieve back pain. ...Read more
Recurrent lower back pain for the past 10 months. Sometimes r, sometimes l. Pain when sit, stand, walk. Related to cyst in s2 (racepinephrine)? Or is it muscle strain?
Pelvis/Back: A common musculoskeletal problem to back pain that persists when you walk is the sacroiliac joints of the pelvis. This is easily injured in twists and falls. It may complicate degenerative disc disease. The muscle spasms can alert you to the joint misalignment. See a chiropractor or a musculoskeletal doctor for treatment, and learn how to avert the problem with exercise, posture, and footwear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have chronic PTT pain after an ankle sprain. I also get recurrent lower back pain (LBP) caused by a ligament strain and muscle imbalance. Can a chiropractor treat the LBP?
Chiropractic Therapy: Yes, the lbp can be helped by chiropractic care. Conservative therapy is always best, but with your cervical disc pathology, i would assume that you have lumbar disc pathology as well. It would be good to have an initial evaluation by a physician and if appropriate, then a referral to a chiropractor would be in order. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What could be responsible for recurrent disc & lower back pain, & what can I do? Somebody suggests acupuncture!!!
Body structure: Start with low back exercises. Look up Williams flexion exercises on Google and start doing your exercises on a regular basis. If you are overweight, then you need to start losing weight and get back to an ideal body weight. Check and see that your feet have normal arches and normal mechanics. Sometimes back problems come from your feet. Acupuncture certainly is a good possibility but you need to do the other things first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a way to be absolutely sure that recurrent lower back n sacrum pain that comes and goes since january is caused by the large cyst at s2 (racepinephrine)?
Your spine surgeon : Or spinal specialist will help you identify your pain generator (anatomic source of your pain), if the pain generator is located within your spine. There are other reasons of having lower back pain -- some causes are unrelated to your spine. Also ensure other non-spinal causes of pain in these areas are ruled-out by your primary care doctor. Most s2 (racepinephrine) tarlov perineural cysts are asymptomatic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been Constipated even after emptying bowels with prune juice. I have recurrent Constipation, and no insurance to see a medical provider right now. What could cause constipation to constantly be of recurrence? Also some back pain sometimes, and random shar
Severe constipation: is caused by altered function of the colon; it may be very chronic. Diet/lifestyle are most important: increasing fluid/fiber intake and exercise. Fiber supplements may be needed; osmotic laxatives such as milk of magnesia or MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) can be taken according to directions. Beyond that, newer prescription meds may be helpful--Amitiza/Linzess. Free/reduced fee clinic needed for eval incl for back pain ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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